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Club Information

Welcome to the Penticton Pounders web site

Penticton Pounders

Running in the South Okanagan Since 1981

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 6 PM
Next Club Meeting - AGM (Theo's Restaurant)
687 Main Street
Penticton, BC  V2A 5C9
Canada
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News & Race Results
Results are now posted for the Campbell Mtn. 9/4K XC Race.  The 9K results and the 4K results are on the Interior Running Association Website.

We also have two groups of race photos, first group courtesy of 'Monica Jackson Photography' and the second group courtesy of Vlado Zamecnik.
 
(Monica Jackson Photography)
 
We'd like to give a big thanks to race director, Tanya Wilkinson and all her volunteers for putting on a great event, see you next year!
Block 300 Casual Steakhouse is offering Pounder members a 10% discount! This does not include orders for delivery service.  You must produce your membership card and should have another piece of ID.  If there are people in the group who are not Pounder members, as long as the Pounder member pays, you get the discount.
 
Results from the Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler and the Blossom 5 Miler are now posted.

Photos from Vlado Zamecnik are also available.   If there is anybody interested in having the full size file/s of him/her/self, have them send him a quick e-mail (vladozam33@gmail.com) with a few specifics so he can look them up. This is only a fraction of all the pics of today's run.

On the Course:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Z5UJddfKYS23jqfK9

At the Finish Line:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5A7vrBdUXPom69Eu9

We gave out a few volunteer draw prizes, Dave Bullock won a $50 G.C. to Annapurna Restaurant and Tracey McQuair won a Pounder visor!  We'd like to thank Jessie Carriere and all the volunteers for putting on a great event!

To renew/or sign up as a new member online, please go to www.trackiereg.com/pentictonpounders
  • Click on membership renewal
  • If you were registered as a member of Penticton Pounders in 2018, you can use the “look up” option
Complete the rest of the registration details.
  • Unless you have previously registered as a competitive runner you will choose the option “training” for membership type
  • Then proceed to checkout
Online membership renewal has to be completed prior to December 31st2018!
Results from the Summerland Sweets 7.4k XC Race and the TriPower 3.2K race 
are now available.

 
And a note and some photos from Vlado Zamecnik
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Aren't you glad there is never bad weather in the Okanagan? There are just different kinds of good weather here.
Ditto goes for today. The charming wet Sunday provided the runners something to cheer about. Here are the links to prove the point via pictures...
 
The pics are free to share. Should you need an original size pic/s, let me know via vladozam33@gmail.com.
Thanks to the organizers and the volunteers for staging such a wonderful event.
The runners certainly appreciated all you have done for this race to happen!!!
 
To the joy of running!
 
Vlado Zamecnik
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Thank you to Summerland Sweets and the Starting Block, and to all the great volunteers who helped put the race on, see you next year!
Results from the Campbell Mtn. XC Race are now posted on the Interior Running Assocation website. Here is the link for the Campbell Mtn. Miler. There are also photos courtesy of Vlado Zamecnik.  He sends a note:
 
Congratulations to all on a great race - tough but beautiful course with many scenic views if you had time to observe :-).
Here are the links to a few pictures of the event:
 
 
If anybody wishes to have the full size picture/s, e-mail me at vladozam33@gmail.com with your name and race number.
Good luck and much fun next Sunday in Summerland at the race # 2!

Thank you to the series title sponsor The Starting Block and their stellar draw prizes. Torq Canada for prize packs, Pro Physio for goodies, Podium Imports for more prizes, Jack Kelly Coffee for warm drinks, Lucio in Summerland for the apples and Vlado Zamecnik for the photo memories!

Finally, thank you to the wonderful group of volunteers who put on this event each year!
Registration is now open for the Summerland Sweets 7.4K XC (and TriPower 3.2K) on Sept. 30th! We are looking for runners and volunteers and would appreciate if you volunteer for one of our races (Campbell Mtn. is the other) as we are the ones who put these on. Anyone wishing to volunteer for Summerland should e-mail Michael Berrisford at mikeeco@telus.net .

Date:         Sunday September 30, 2018

Time:         10 AM

      Day of race registration available 8:30 am - 9:30 am at race site.

Start and End:  Summerland Rodeo Grounds, Summerland, BC.

How to get to the Summerland Rodeo Grounds. From Highway 97 in Summerland, head west on Prairie Valley Road (Dairy Queen & Tim Hortons at intersection). Take the last exit on the roundabout, up the hill to the next roundabout, and continue westward on Prairie Valley Road. At Doherty Avenue turn right and then left onto Bathville Road. You'll see the signs for the KVR train station and the Rodeo grounds and turn left into the rodeo grounds.

 View getting there google map.

Route details: This is the 7.4 Km course.

Courses for the 7.4K and 3.2K races consist of recreational and single track trails. There are washrooms at the start and medical support on site. Refreshments, awards and draw prizes after the races.
Entry fee:

Summerland Sweets 7.4K - $12
3.2K Fun Run - $8

Additional fee of $5 for day of race registration.

BC Athletic members deduct $3

RACE PACKAGE PICK UP RACE DAY ONLY STARTING AT 8:30 AM

Prizes:

First prize in each category 19+ in the 7.4K race is a bottle of fruit wine from Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery. Jam and syrup are the prizes for the 3.2K TriPower race and for the younger categories in the 7.4K race.

Preliminary results for the Peach City Runners Blossom 5 Miler & 10 Miler are now posted on the IRA website.  There are also photos courtesy of Vlad Zamecnik. Congratulations to all those who competed and a big thanks to our great sponsors and volunteers who helped put on this event!
Registration for the Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler & new 5 Miler to be held Sunday, May 13th is now open!  We've added a new distance this year for those who don't want to run from Naramata.  The 5 Miler starts at the Sicamous and goes up Vancouver Avenue, out along the KVR turning around at the cemetery and back.

We are also looking for volunteers for the event.  Aid station, traffic marshalling, start/finish setup/takedown , bib number pick-up and timing.  Those interested should e-mail Charlie Llewellyn at shecharlie@gmail.com .
 
Results for the Penticton Pounders Summerland Sweets 7.4K XC and TriPower 3.2K XC races are now posted. http://interiorrunningassociation.com/results/2017-summerland-xc-7k-results.html A big thanks to Mike Braid and all of his volunteers for putting this event on! Also thanks to Summerland Sweets and other sponsors that helped make this race special! Vlad Zamecnik was kind enough to take a bunch of photos of the two events!
Before the Race Pics link:
 
7.4 km Run Pics link:
 
3.2 km Run Pics link:
 
After the Race Pics link:



Results are now posted for the Campbell Mtn. 8.8K XC race.  There are also photos courtesy of Vlad Zamecnik.  A big thanks to RD's Tracey McQuair and Deb Finnie, all the volunteers and our wonderful sponsors for helping put this event on!
Results for the Blossom 10 Miler are now posted.  Congratulations to Brad Bickley of Kelowna and Christine Conibear of Penticton as our overall winners.  A big thanks to RD Carrey Martin and all of her volunteers. Volunteer $25 Gift cards to Peach City Runners and the Craft Corner went to Dave Spalding and Lory Bloomquist and Sylvia Thompson got a New Balance shirt!  Thanks to the Interior Running Association for providing us with a volunteer gift card and the shirt.
Registration is open for the Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler to be held on Sunday, May 14th.  You may register online at Zone 4. 

We are looking for volunteers for the race.  Traffic marshals, aid stations, food set-up, finishline set-up/takedown, registration etc.  Those interested should e-mail Carrey Martin at carreylm@shaw.ca .
 
Results are now posted for the Campbell Mtn XC Race.  Thanks to all who came out to race on the new course and a big thanks to Tracey and her crew of volunteers!
Registration is now open for both the Campbell Mtn. 8.2K XC race on Sunday, Sept. 25th and also the Summerland Sweets 7.4K XC race (and Tripower 3.2K XC) on Sunday, Oct. 2nd.  We are looking for both runners and volunteers.  Those wishing to volunteer for the Campbell Mtn. race should e-mail Tracey McQuair at tmcquair@gmail.com.  Those wishing to volunteer for the Summerland Sweets 7.4K XC/Tripower 3.2K XC should e-mail Mike Braid at jamibraid@shaw.ca .  
Results for the Blossom 10 Miler are now posted. A challenging race this year, not only for the athletes but for the organizers. The busses and the portapotties did not arrive as promised, leading to a 20 minute late start. Congratulations to Jesse Bauer of Edmonton as the overall winner, after coming second at the Bare Bones Duathlon the day before! A big thanks to RD Carrey Martin and all of her volunteers. Winner of the $50 gift certificate to Earl's was David Nash.
Registration is open for the Peach City Runners Blossom 10 Miler to be held on Sunday, May 8th.  You may register online at Zone 4

We are looking for volunteers for the race.  Traffic marshals, aid stations, food set-up, finishline set-up/takedown, registration etc.  Those interested should e-mail Carrey Martin at carreylm@shaw.ca .
 
 
 
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